Archives: December, 2006

Doug Bedell — December 18, 2006, 2:41 pm

Swords Into Barrier Plowshares

A portable vehicle barrier used to block roads in Iraq and Afghanistan – and dubbed the SpyderWeb by PRO Barrier – is likely to find some new non-military applications here in the U.S. PRO Barrier Engineering is working with an overseas company to bring the product to the U.S. as a perimeter security device, rather […]

Doug Bedell — December 8, 2006, 11:48 am

Cold Weather Barrier Performance

PRO Barrier frequently receives inquiries about barrier performace in locations with extremely cold winter temperatures with significant snow accumulations. We have a variety of ways we can ensure satisfactory performance under virtually all winter conditions. These range from special hydraulic fluids, to hydraulic fluid heaters, to in-ground heat tracing, to our new all-electric, crash-test-rated barrier […]

Doug Bedell — December 4, 2006, 1:26 pm

Counties the Focus of Emergency Planning

Across the U.S., the place to turn for insight into, and coordination of, emergency preparedness needs is, increasingly, county government. More than three-fourths of the nation’s counties have established emergency management units since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Government Technology reports in advising of a study by the National Association of Counties (NACo) […]